A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has told an Australian court that Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics.
An official says a shark mauled a surfer off the southwest Australian coast, inflicting serious injuries to both legs.
An Australian army general who led a secretive military operation to stop asylum seekers from coming to Australia by boat has been named the country’s next defense force chief.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is saying there is “some tension” in relations with Beijing, following accusations of Chinese meddling in the country’s politics and concerns over China’s influence in the South Pacific.
An Australian accountant has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offenses on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.
Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous.
A Roman Catholic archbishop has denied under oath in an Australian court that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest.
The Australian Border Force has been alerted and Commonwealth Games officials are concerned about five Cameroon athletes who have gone missing on the Gold Coast.
Australia and New Zealand have warned China against building any military base in the South Pacific after media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu.
The deaths of 2,400 sheep on a live export ship has led to the Australian government on Monday to vow to investigate the conditions aboard the boat after video showed horrid conditions.